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Cheesy Zucchini and Carrot Fritters

by Meghann on July 18, 2011

I had a little fun in the kitchen tonight.

A little of this.

A little of that.

And – what do you know? – I have a great dinner to serve. πŸ™‚

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Cheesy Zucchini and Carrot Fritters

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Yellow Squash
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 T Chia Seeds
  • 2 T Ricotta Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper

Start by shredding the Zucchini, Yellow Squash, and Carrot.

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Once the veggies are shredded, add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.

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Mix everything together and form seven palm size fritters.

Fry them up on the stove top until golden brown.

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I served mine with salsa and plain yogurt. Derek had his with buffalo sauce.

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I love the addition of the ricotta cheese in these. It gave the fritters a bit of creaminess and richness that my fritters have lacked in the past. It also added a boost of protein and dairy. πŸ™‚

On the side I had a few pretzels with mustard (aka I was too lazy to make anything else to go with the fritters).

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This afternoon I snacked on a Corn Muffin VitaTop with a smear of Naturally Nutty Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter.

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Did you know yesterday was National Ice Cream Day?! I missed out on it then, but I made up for it today with a small bowl of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Frozen Cherries.

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Why have I never had this combination before? It’s delicious! Sort of like the cheap, easy – and fire alarm friendly – version of cherry jubilee. πŸ™‚

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1 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

ohh YUM! I love this fritter idea!

I can’t wait to check out your TRX video, I’ve used TRX but never as part of a class and in my new home town there is a great independent gym that teaches one!
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2 Shannon July 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I love TRX. I always feel like I’m getting my “money’s worth” so to speak out of my time. I always get a full body workout every class, and I know I’m getting in a great burn every time.

3 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Dangnggg the whole world is just gaga over zucchini fritters!!! Yummm
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4 Ann July 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm

The fritters look great but the addition of ricotta puts them in the “must make” category. At the grocery today I found myself debating over whether to buy ricotta cheese and I finally put it back since I didn’t know what I would do with it!
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5 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

The fritters look so cute! Great job with dinner!
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6 Julie @ There and Back Again July 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Love this idea for dinner! Very creative πŸ™‚ My favorite way to sneak in veggies I don’t really like is to make them cheesy – I actually love zucchini, but it works with other things, too! And I had no idea about National Ice Cream Day, either. I guess I’ll have to do some belated celebrating! Thanks for an interesting and entertaining blog πŸ™‚
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7 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm

That ice cream combo sounds just like Ben and Jerry’s cherry garcia, my favorite flavor!
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8 Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) July 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I love how adventurous you are in the kitchen – I need to become bolder with my cooking concotions. Looks yummy!!
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9 Casey July 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Those fritters look awesome, Meghann! Creative. πŸ™‚

10 mary July 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

those fritters look interesting, but good! I might have to try them!
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11 Laura July 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Those fritters look great! I love zucchini fritters in the summer – may have to try this combination some time!
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12 Claire July 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I missed ice cream day too so I made up for it by eating mint choco chip today! These fritters look INCREDIBLE!!!

13 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups July 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Wow looks delicious!! What a great idea!
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14 melissa (fitnessnyc) July 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I’m impressed! and this post makes me realize that it’s been way too long since I’ve had a vitatop–yum
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15 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Those fritters reminds me of my mom’s recipe – we used to enjoy it with tamarind chutney. It was DA BOMB! πŸ˜€
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16 Jamie@everydaydolce July 19, 2011 at 3:34 am

I love fritters and I’m so happy you shared a recipe using ricotta, I love ricotta πŸ™‚
That ice cream idea is genius!
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17 Ali @ Ali Runs July 19, 2011 at 6:47 am

This looks awesome! I wish I could go into the kitchen without knowing what I want to make and then come out with something like that! πŸ™‚
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18 Stephanie July 19, 2011 at 7:17 am

thanks i have all this in the fridge right now! maybe we will give it a whirl! were they really good?
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19 Julia July 19, 2011 at 7:36 am

Ok, now I will have some fritters for dinner too πŸ˜‰
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20 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees July 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

Those fritters look awesome! And combining salsa and yogurt is a great idea.
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21 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 19, 2011 at 7:47 am

Your creations in the kitchen are so unique and creative πŸ™‚
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22 Katie @ cooklaughmove July 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

Just did TRX this morning! We worked our legs a lot!
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23 Halley (Blunder Construction) July 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

Just watched your video, I love that you started out saying you can’t even do a pull up! I’m wondering though, where did you get that dimple in your right shin? Did you get a puncture wound or maybe it has to do with when you broke your femur?
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24 Meghann July 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

That’s where the pin was in I was in traction. I’ve never heard it referred to as a dimple before. πŸ™‚

25 Meagan Grady July 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

The fritters look delicous! Definitely trying them soon. Your husband sounds like mine with the buffalo sauce. πŸ™‚
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26 Hope July 19, 2011 at 8:41 am

I have so many zucchini’s that I am running out of things to make with them. I am definitely going to try making these fritters! They look really tasty! πŸ™‚
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27 Cait's Plate July 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

I found out yesterday it was National Ice Cream Day (though I think I read it was “National Ice Cream Week” which makes it even better).

I saw you tweet about your dessert last night and you gave me a hankering for it the whole rest of the night! Looks even better than I imagined it!
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28 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers July 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

For some reason, I’m still always a little “surprised” when I put random ingredients together, fry it up in a pan, and it just works.
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29 natalie (the sweets life) July 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

i love making zucchini patties! I’ve mixed spinach in before but never carrots–I’ll have to try it!

30 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

Those zucchini fritters look gooooood. I missed National Ice Cream day too – I’ll have to remedy that asap!
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31 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

oh WOW, this is a grand idea. I have never made fritters before….but as they say, better late than never! Hah.
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32 Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) July 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

What a great idea! Really good for a side dish too!
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33 Amy July 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Ohhh frozen cherries!
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34 Sarah July 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Made the fritters and they were delicious but one question- were yours moist in the middle?! I tried cooking them as long as possible without burning them but they still seemed a little wet on the inside! Just curious…

35 Meghann July 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm

YEs, mine were moist, but I like them that way πŸ™‚

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